Making Art From Scraps

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Project by Wilker posted 169 days ago 1564 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright, so art is stretching it but I’m not sure what else to call it. I had a big blank wall above my fire place, so I gathered up all my 3/4” scrap pieces of pine and made our family brand to put on display.

I cut the back from 1/4” wood, then just started laying down the 3/4” scraps in all directions. I used my brad nailer to stick em, then first rough cut it in with a jigsaw then came back with a flush trim bit in my router.

After throwing on some stain, I hung it up and no longer have a blank wall issue : ) A full tutorial on it can be found here.


-- April, WilkerDo's

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#1 posted 169 days ago

That’s pretty cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

#2 posted 169 days ago

Best kind of use for scraps.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#3 posted 169 days ago

Very nice!

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#4 posted 169 days ago

thats a good idea, I like

-- I Saw What I See

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#5 posted 169 days ago

I love it!! Very creative and artistic… nice work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 169 days ago

Creatively resourceful. Well done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 169 days ago

Definitely a nice accent piece to fill some wall space!

-- --Shafe

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#8 posted 169 days ago

Sweet, and a great use for the scraps

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 169 days ago

I have seen lots of items made with scraps, but this is a first. Your mind works the way mine does.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#10 posted 169 days ago

Neat, I’m glad everybody seems to like it. : ) It looks alright in photos, but it looks really cool in person.

Hawaiiad: thank you for the compliment but I can’t take credit for coming up with the idea, I just saw it done and created my own. I had been wanting to do something with the family brand but couldn’t figure out the direction I wanted to go with it…I was actually leaning towards doing it out of metal…then I saw a Craftsman ad where a guy did this scrap piece thing and I just fell in love with the idea.

-- April, WilkerDo's

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#11 posted 163 days ago

I could see projects like this with milk paint. Lots of character [and nearly as bad as me buying a tool just to make a wall mount for it (my daughter says)).

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#12 posted 163 days ago

Very COOL… Good way to use the small leftovers… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 163 days ago

Kelvancra: What is milk paint? I have never heard of it…

Thanks Joe Lyddon. : ) I am known for hanging onto all of my scraps so I was really happy when I was able to make use of the smaller pieces.

-- April, WilkerDo's

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#14 posted 159 days ago

Run a search. It’s interesting stuff. They used it to hold this county together for years.

You can fake it too, just by diluting latex. Scraps are great place to experiment.

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